By Christina Janansky, Staff Writer Fall — and all the wonderful things that come with it— is finally fully upon us. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, fiery-colored leaves and lace-up boots speckle Commonwealth Avenue as students warmly welcome the coming of the season. However, Dogfish Head Brewery has found a different way to rejoice autumn’s arrival. To […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky Music — the “universal language” — may be a little more universal than once thought. In a September 2 article published in Discovery News, Kazutaka Shinozuka of Keio University’s Department of Psychology described his research on animals’ understanding of music. With help from his colleagues, Shinozuka revealed that goldfish not only […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky As citizens of the 21st century, we have the technological world at our feet. And that world of technology may soon be in the palms of our hands. At the 2013 CHI conference in Paris, a team of computer scientists from the University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science introduced a […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky Suffering from a fresh breakup? Fearsome of dying alone? Worried you will replace your loneliness with dozens of cats? Well, no need to fear— the new “girlfriend coat” is here. The girlfriend coat— a new development by a team of students at the University of Tsukuba in Japan— won’t ever cheat […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky Nowadays, losing something in your wallet is just as easy as losing the wallet itself. We have gift cards, credit cards, business cards, debit cards, student IDs, licenses, membership cards (and maybe even some cash, if we’re lucky). Needless to say, our wallets are constantly overflowing with an array of different […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky If you were a multibillionaire, what would you do with your money? Well if your name was Clive Palmer—an Australian billionaire who has made his fortune in mining—you might build a life-sized replica of the Titanic and prepare it for sailing. You might also order more than 100 life-sized robotic dinosaurs […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky It’s hard enough to flip through a Victoria’s Secret catalog or Calvin Klein ad without thinking: “How could society ever expect us to look like that?” But the question becomes all too real when out shopping; you know—when you see the six-foot tall, size 00 mannequin in the window modeling ‘doll-sized’ […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky Before we all had iPods and iPhones, we had MP3 players, Walkmans and CD players. Music has definitely become an integral part to everyone’s everyday life and we often use it to convey our emotions and life events. We use songs, artists and playlists to, more or less, create the “soundtracks […]

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By Christina Janansky, Staff Writer As college students of the 21st century, we’re constantly typing, texting and tapping on the 15 different technological devices we all now own. Screens are getting bigger, buttons are getting smaller and nearly every device utilizes sensitive touch-screen technology. It’s no wonder why websites like “Damn You Auto Correct” and […]

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By Christina Janansky @cjanansky There have been some strange smelling inventions of the 21st century. Burger King’s “Flame,” a charred beef-scented perfume. The vomit- and fart-scented scratch-and-sniff stickers. The “Leather Jacket” Crayola scented crayon. But this one might take the cake: a space-scented candle. ThinkGeek—a toy company and the mastermind behind the new invention—worked with […]

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